SCARLET DRAGON FACES 9 OPPONENTS ON HURDLING DEBUT IN DOVECOTE HURDLE AT KEMPTON SAT FEB 24th
Scarlet Dragon makes his long awaited hurdling debut for Alan King in Kempton Park’s prestigious Dovecote Hurdle Saturday Feb 4th race time 3.00. This prestigious event always attracts a good field and this year is no exception with several of the runners, like Scarlet Dragon, making their debut and with very high flat ratings. Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson are represented, but we are very pleased with what Scarlet Dragon has been showing, both in his home work and on the schooling grounds.
Fields Of Fortune is another entry for Alan King next week at Newbury on Friday March 2nd race time 2.20. He has plenty of ability, but got stuck in the soft ground last time and was unfortunate to unseat at the last when he would have been in the frame on his debut at Wawick.
All being well, he will be joined at Cheltenham by Who Dares Wins who is due to represent us in the Pertemps Final on Thursday 15th March, although he will also probably have an engagement in the Coral Cup, a race in which he finished third last year.
FIRST MOHICAN TO MAKE A COME BACK OVER HURDLES
First Mohican is another flat campaigner who has achieved official handicap ratings of over 100 and apart from winning many races was also placed second in the 2016 Cesarewitch. He is a winner over hurdles but relatively lightly raced and is due to make a return at Newbury on Saturday March 3rd in a veterans’ handicap hurdle over 2m 5f.
No Hiding Place ran well on his hurdle handicap debut t Kempton on Friday Feb 9th finishing 2nd of 14. he was well ridden by Alan Doyle who was claiming 10lbs. He is a likely runner at Sandown’s Grand Military Gold Cup day on Friday March 9th.
WHO DARES WINS QUALIFIES FOR PERTEMPS FINAL AT CHELTENHAM NATIONAL HUNT FESTIVAL
Who Dares Wins ran well on his return to hurdling at Kempton when he was beaten just under 2 lengths in to third place in the Pertemps Qualifier. The Final of that race at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday March 15th is his target. He has enjoyed a well earned break and is back in pre-training in preparation for Cheltenham. He will also compete in some of the major staying handicaps in the spring and early summer on the flat. He continues to be a great dual-purpose performer for the team.
PEGASUS BRIDGE & KINGS ROYAL HUSSAR – TWO EXCITING NEW TWO YEAR OLDS TO BE TRAINED BY EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON & RICHARD HANNON – see Shares Available
Eve Johnson Houghton achieved a record breaking season last year and our horses over the last three years have been highly successful with her and include Running Deer, Scarlet Dragon, On To Victory and last year’s juvenile winner Running Cloud.
Syndicates of up to twelve people are available in both these two horses and highly recommended. Pegasus Bridge (pictured above) was on show at Eve’s Yearling Parade on Sunday 26th November and looked outstanding.
LIMITED SHARES AVAILABLE IN NEW COLT WITH RICHARD HANNON
KINGS ROYAL HUSSAR Bay Two Year Old Colt by ZEBEDEE – ILE ROUGE (Red Ransom) See Shares Available